Beyond Future HorizonsAs a journalist, your first priority is to listen to other people and represent them as even-handedly as possible. You are not part of the story.

So the first reaction when Dan Sutch of Futurelab wanted to to do an interview for the organisation's Beyond Current Horizons series on its website was to respond with a "I think that's for someone else - for an educationist rather than a journalist."

But the truth is that we are all learners and we all have opinions about what is happening in education. So I agreed, and Dan turned the tables. He listened and represented as fairly as any journalist could.

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